Joseph C. "Joe" Goetz, 82, of St. Marys, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 22, 2023, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on October 30, 1940 in Ridgway, PA, a son of the late Alphonse and Mary Hasselman Goetz.
On November 8, 1959, in St. Marys Church, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Portzer Goetz, who survives. Together they were blessed with more than 63 years of marriage.
Joe was a lifelong resident of the area and member of St. Marys Church. He was a talented Master Carpenter, having created many pieces of custom-made works of art over the years. Having built his home from the ground up, he spent his time filling it not only with love and compassion for his wife and family, but with many beautiful displays of cabinets, furniture, and keepsakes.
A kind, loving man of deep faith, he was a devoted father and husband who loved and appreciated his family and spent his days honoring his wife. He also had a passion for animals, and he delighted in spoiling his 2 cats, Lilly and Cutie.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Portzer Goetz, he is survived by 3 daughters; Denise "Dee" (Rick) Danner of Emporium, Tama (Joe) Foster of St. Marys, and Lynnette "Lynn" (Marty) Reuscher of Knoxville, TN; and by 3 beloved grandchildren; Joe, Alec, and Courtney. He is also survived by 2 great-grandchildren; Bently and Kaden as well as by a sister; Grace Cocoran of CA, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter; Kaylee Hostetlar, a brother; Theodore Goetz, a sister; Rita Kubaski, and by an aunt and uncle who helped raise him; Clarence Goetz and Martha Goetz.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph C. Goetz will be celebrated on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Marys Church, 315 Church Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 with Fr. Thomas More Sikora, OSB, as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received at the St. Marys Church on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 9:30 AM until the time of the Mass.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Marys Church or to the Elk County Humane Society.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 151 N. Michael Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com